Via Wonkette, it appears that a woman with the Twitter name @pennyd2 was sitting next to Michele Bachmann on a flight. At the time, Bachmann was reading ... well, let Penny explain:
@Uncucumbered She's reading a book called "Sharia-The Threat to America"— Penny(@pennyd2) May 31, 2012
She's making notes in the margins. Highlighted "on a campaign of worldwide domination. "— Penny(@pennyd2) May 31, 2012
Sneaking a peak at book. Didn't know "Muslim Brotherhood has succeeded at infiltrating our education & political systems" LOL— Penny(@pennyd2) May 31, 2012
The book's Web site has been located -- the full title is Shariah: The Threat to America: Report of Team B II. (I'm not sure what happened to Team B I, if there ever was one.) The book is a group effort -- but guess who the lead author is?
LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM G. "JERRY" BOYKIN
US Army (Ret.), former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence
Yup, this guy:
Boykin achieved widespread media coverage for his statements that appeared to frame the War on Terror in religious terms, first broadcast on NBC News, October 15, 2003.... [A Los Angeles Times] article revealed Boykin giving a speech about hunting down Osman Atto in Mogadishu: "He went on CNN and he laughed at us, and he said, 'They'll never get me because Allah will protect me. Allah will protect me.' Well, you know what? I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol."
More recently, Boykin has been saying stuff like this:
Every expert will tell you that by the middle of this century the continent of Europe will be an Islamic continent, and they can't reverse it, they can't stop it. It is because they took Jesus out of their societies and it's been replaced by darkness. Any time there is a void it will be replaced by the Enemy, and the Enemy is unquestionably real and he is in fact called Satan, and that is something that people in this country have not yet figured out.
Seal the borders and eliminate sanctuary cities and they'll go home. No mosques in America. Islam is a totalitarian way of life; it's not just a religion.
And having chat-ups like this:
Self-proclaimed “ex-terrorist” Kamal Saleem ... sat down again with fellow anti-Muslim activists Jerry Boykin and Rick Joyner on Prophetic Perspectives where he warned that as part of the effort of Muslim-Americans to usher in an Islamic theocracy, they are replacing the words "In God We Trust" on the dollar with "In Allah We Trust"...
He was forced to withdraw from a talk at West Point for his anti-Muslim views.
But Michele Bachmann reads him -- and she, in theory, could have become America's commander in chief. What a country.